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by maven
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 21
Views: 859

Re: Let's talk about money

In the nicest possible way, your view of the world is quite myopic - the system that doesn't suit your needs in your locality must be faulty and therefore the profession is as doomed as the dodo. I don't really see it that way at all. I'd say that whilst there are some difficulties with the professi...
by maven
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments

Also bear in mind that competition for AP posts is often higher than for training, so it is worth looking out for non-NHS AP posts or other posts that bring you into contact with CPs to build up that experience.
by maven
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Any guidance or advice would be really appreciated.
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Any guidance or advice would be really appreciated.

Yes, as Geishawife says, take your time and enjoy the journey. Don't do the whole thing horizon-gazing about how quickly you can get to be a CP, make the most of each step.
by maven
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Supporting Statement
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Supporting Statement

If the application form has a section for how you meet the person spec then the covering letter is just a short thing saying you are enthused about the job, and one or two highlights that you bring in your application. The supporting statement is how your experiences give you the skills they require...
by maven
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Supporting Statement
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Supporting Statement

This is not permitted by the forum rules. You can post up your application or ask if anyone is willing to review it, but it is against our rules to solicit or provide applications or information about interviews/tasks or to act in any way that would undermine the selection process. Plus, importantly...
by maven
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Focal Suicide: Self-Enucleation by Two Young Psychotic Individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Focal Suicide: Self-Enucleation by Two Young Psychotic Individuals

This belongs in papers and journal articles. I have moved it.
by maven
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Assistant Psychologist applications - what's going wrong?
Replies: 41
Views: 27787

Re: Assistant Psychologist applications - what's going wrong?

You can gain relevant paid experience that isn't as competitive as an AP post.
by maven
Wed May 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Chances of Being Accepted
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Chances of Being Accepted

It isn't about what you've done, but how you can reflect on it in your application and interview. But looking only at what you have written, it seems you lack substantive experience or clinical psychology supervision, so I'd seek those out. And bear in mind the two courses you've selected are amongs...
by maven
Wed May 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Got dream job now not sure I want it
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: Got dream job now not sure I want it

If you love what you've been doing, why not postpone the training and see whether you still love it in a year?
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAP Application/Personal therapy disclosure
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: IAP Application/Personal therapy disclosure

It seems like you have some relevant experiences and would lose nothing by applying. As to disclosing personal experience of using mental health services, we've discussed that a lot elsewhere. I don't think the length of it is very relevant compared to whether you have learned something about being ...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Changing role within applied psychology?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Changing role within applied psychology?

There is some flexibility in role once you are qualified (eg counselling psychologists doing CP like posts) but I'm not aware of any means to change category as a lateral transfer. I believe that there used to be the ability to "top up" to the competencies and experiences of a different practitioner...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Nope, quite the opposite. To do that particular job, the more experience and commitment to staying the better! For the profession as a whole maybe seeking out aspirational people is better, but there is no evidence I am aware of that intelligence or people skills or any other factor that would impac...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: A reason to be positive...
Replies: 157
Views: 42607

Re: A reason to be positive...

Sunshine and birdsong for me.
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 8120

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I'm talking about the exotifying/commodifying of BME children in social media. Like this tumblr collects. The point being that nobody takes photos of the children they've worked with in UK services, because of (appropriate) concerns about confidentiality and a lack of this same secondary motivation ...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working as a self-employed AP - salary
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Working as a self-employed AP - salary

I would pay £11/hour based on actual working days (allowing for leave or sickness) and salary paid here. You might be able to reach £15 if you are experienced and there isn't much competition. But asking more than that seems a bit unrealistic to me given I can charge on an AP at £100/day to a friend...